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  • The Spymistress

    The Spymistress

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jennifer Chiaverini
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Dutton Adult (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   368

    New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Union woman as true as steel” who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war — and stealing Confederate secrets. Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life. Van Lew’s skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled. more

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  • The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

    The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Thomas King
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Univ Of Minnesota Press (2013, Sep 5th).
    Pages:   272

    In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian–White relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada–U.S. border, King debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.Suffused with wit, anger, perception, and wisdom, The Inconvenient Indian is at once an engaging chronicle and a devastating subversion of history, insightfully distilling what it means to be “Indian” in North America. more

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  • Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

    Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   J. A. Jance
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   William Morrow (2013, Aug 20th).
    Pages:   352

    With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont. Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today. more

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  • The October List

    The October List

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jeffery Deaver
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   320

    One of Kirkus Review's "Best Books of 2013" The shocking end is only the beginning . . .#1 bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has created the most riveting and original novel of the year-a race-against-the-clock mystery, told in reverse.THE OCTOBER LISTGabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter.At last, the door opens.But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI.It's the kidnapper.And he has a gun.How did it come to this?Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, THE OCTOBER LIST is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best. more

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  • Loss of Innocence

    Loss of Innocence

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Richard North Patterson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Quercus (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   368

    Number one New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson, author of more than twenty novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness, returns with a sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings.   Loss of Innocence, the second book in the Blaine trilogy, “in one life of the 1960s, symbolizes a movement that keeps changing all our lives” (Gloria Steinem) in “a richly-layered look at the loss of innocence not only among his characters but that which America lost as a nation." (Martha’s Vineyard Times) “An extraordinary novel—profound, emotionally involving and totally addictive,” said actor and author Stephen Fry, “this may be Richard North Patterson’s best work. more

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  • Silencing Eve

    Silencing Eve

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Iris Johansen
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2013, Oct 15th).
    Pages:   416

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the shocking conclusion to the latest Eve Duncan trilogy. This is the finale that fans have been waiting for.  In Taking Even, the game began.  In Hunting Eve, the chase was on.  Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered.  Will Eve Duncan survive?  Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve’s past ultimately become her undoing?  In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a shocking, you never saw it coming conclusion.Iris Johansen’s 2012 trilogy, Eve, Quinn, Bonnie was a phenomenal success, reaching number one on bestseller lists nationwide.  Now, with this newest trilogy, the stakes are even higher because it’s a question of capture and escape, hunter and prey, life and death. more

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  • Deadline

    Deadline

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sandra Brown
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing (2013, Sep 17th).
    Pages:   300

    Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career one in which he has a vested interest.Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. more

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  • Run To You

    Run To You

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Gibson
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Avon (2013, Sep 24th).
    Pages:   384

    Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match—and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks . . .There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day.Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister—the one with the perfect life—sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride . . . and seduceBeau's military-issue socks off . . .The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. more

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  • Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   M. C. Beaton
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Minotaur Books; 1 edition (2013, Sep 17th).
    Pages:   

    Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswolds hills, she was heartily welcomed.  She seemed a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly.  But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, just small things, a teapot here, a set of silverware there.  So it's quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.  Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer.But the village is secretive and the residents resent Agatha's investigation. more

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  • Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait

    Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Grace Burrowes
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca (2013, Sep 24th).
    Pages:   384

    A freshly wrapped Regency Christmas romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. What Lady Jenny wants for Christmas... For Christmas, soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham craves the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison when he's commissioned to paint a portrait of her small nephews, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire--won't it? ...Will break both their hearts Elijah Harrison finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. more

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